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New Ukrainian Family Support Desk was launched by Newfoundland and Labrador to help Ukrainians


New Ukrainian Family Support Desk was launched by Newfoundland and Labrador to help Ukrainians

Immigration, Population Growth, and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador launched the new Ukrainian Family Support Desk on March 2, 2022, which will help Ukrainian-Canadians living in the province connect with their family members living in Ukraine.


Ukrainian Family Support Desk will provide assistance with family reunification and sponsorship through referrals to immigration and temporary resident pathways. In addition, the Desk will also direct Ukrainians to find employment in the province and connect them with employers.


The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills said:

"The pre-meditated and condemnable Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought calamity to the Ukrainian people and distress to the global community. Our duty of citizenship calls us to work with our residents who have family and friends in Ukraine to support Ukrainians."

Canada's refugee status is determined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the government of Canada. Government-Assisted Refugees are also provided with transportation to Canada and settlement support by the government of Canada.



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